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Former President Park files for suspension of prison sentence

Former President Park files for suspension of prison sentence

Former President Park Geun-hye, now serving jail time for abuse of power and corruption, filed for suspension of her sentence on Wednesday, saying her health has badly deteriorated due to the lengthy detention. Park’s petition for disimprisonment was filed with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office by her lawyer Yoo Young-ha, about two years after […]

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye last Friday, removing her from office after a 92-day leadership crisis, triggering a presidential election in the weeks to come. However, another case of impeachment has occurred: President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, […]

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye

As expected and wished by millions of Korean citizens, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled to formally oust President Park Geun-hye from office on charges of corruption and abuse of power. After the voting of the Constitutional Court, Park become the first South Korean president to lose office through parliamentary impeachment. The situation my not […]

S. Korean Constitutional Court ruled to oust President Park Geun-hye

S. Korean Constitutional Court ruled to oust President Park Geun-hye

The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on Friday on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye that she should leave her office over the corruption scandal. The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on President Park Geun-hye to leave her post on the charges of corruption and abuse of power. Park became the first South […]

A victory for the democracy in South Korea

A victory for the democracy in South Korea

South Korean lawmakers voted in December to remove Park from office over a corruption scandal. However, under the South Korean system, the Constitutional Court must confirm the decision before it can take effect. Park was accused of letting her close friend Choi Soon-sil meddle in state affairs, colluding with her to extort donations from local […]

Ruling party wants Park’s resignation in April

Ruling party wants Park’s resignation in April

Jun Ji-hye – The Korea Times Lawmakers of the ruling Saenuri Party unanimously agreed Thursday to push for President Park Geun-hye’s voluntary resignation by the end of April and an early presidential election in June. The move overshadowed the opposition bloc’s attempt to impeach the scandal-ridden President. The opposition parties initially planned an impeachment vote against […]

S.Korean president to follow parliamentary decision to step down

S.Korean president to follow parliamentary decision to step down

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that she will follow any parliamentary decision on her fate, including a shortened presidency. She made the comments during her third televised address to the nation since a scandal involving herself and her longtime confidante emerged in October. “If ruling and opposition parties find a way through discussion to […]

Make President Park resign, get a free drink: retailers

Make President Park resign, get a free drink: retailers

Lee Han-soo – The Korea Times Is this a shrewd marketing scheme or a cheer-up campaign for those protesting against scandal-plagued President Park Geun-hye? From restaurants to hotels, more businesses are pledging that their products or services will be free or hugely discounted when the President steps down. This has raised the eyebrows of those […]

Kim Yu-na may be another scandal victim

Kim Yu-na may be another scandal victim

Suspicion is rising that the government disadvantaged Olympic champion figure skater Kim Yu-na because she would not cooperate with the scandal-ridden manipulative ties of President Park Geun-hye. KBS TV reported Saturday that Kim had been on Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism blacklist for turning down a ministry invitation to attend a public trial of […]

ONE MILLION protesters show people power

ONE MILLION protesters show people power

Choi Ha-young, Kim Bo-eun– The Korea Times A never-ending stream of one million people marched into Gwanghwamun Square, central Seoul, Saturday, to join the nation’s biggest candlelit protest in decades, calling for President Park Geun-hye to step down. People from all walks of life chanted: “Park should step down.” The President is under mounting pressure […]

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